Posts categorized: Art

6/7/14 mandala page ~ Sara Roizen “My mandalas were cryptograms concerning the state of the self which was presented to me anew each day…I guarded them like precious pearls….It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation.” ~ Carl Jung  ...

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  Sara Roizen ~ ‘The Family” ~ Woodburning   “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” – John Gardner   I don’t remember when I first picked up a woodburning tool. It was probably between high school and college. Perhaps I was strolling through an art store and stumbled across the pyrography section and thought ‘hmmmm I wonder what...

June 19, 2014

Beginning a forgiveness box with a quote To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ~ Lewis B. Smedes The holidays tend to bring up complex feelings for many people. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, New Years, and other holidays seem to blend together during this time of year and there is a palpable energy...

December 14, 2013

What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.   ~ John Updike   Collaboration I have been collaborating with another therapist for the past number of weeks and providing art therapy groups for veterans living in supportive housing. One of these groups is a smoking cessation group (or smoking ‘sensation’ as one of our clients...

November 17, 2013

first pages of my mandala journal ~ Sara Roizen “Come out of the circle of time
. And into the circle of love.”   – Rumi I started a small mandala journal as a way to continue making art in the very early days of being a new mom. Now, 6 months into being a mom I am still turning to...

September 5, 2013

Esther’s Tattoo My original mandala drawing                   I wanted to share a very cool story and an example of how art can connect us all, even from across the ocean… Almost a year ago a woman named Esther from the Netherlands emailed me after finding this blog while she was looking for...

February 16, 2013

  I’m noticing that I am intuitively drawn to nature-based imagery in many of these little cards – leaves, wave motifs, abstract flower shapes, and the moon. Being in nature has always had a transformative and recharging effect on me. Therefore, while exploring the theme of gratitude, change, and kindness it seems natural that this type of imagery is surfacing...

January 20, 2013